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Many dogs have rat poison in their bodies

Many dogs have rat poison in their bodies

Studies conducted at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences show that one in five dogs has rat poison in its body.

Aim to educate the best water engineers

Aim to educate the best water engineers

Clean Norwegian drinking water should not be taken for granted. Climate change will make access to and use of water increasingly more important. Students must face this future with the required expertise.

Pork ribs get greener

Pork ribs get greener

Imported soya is used as one of the major protein sources in diets for pigs. But now pigs will become more environmentally friendly.

Taking charge of flood water

Taking charge of flood water

In the years ahead, more and heavier rain will fall. Researchers are working on innovative solutions that will save both money and the environment.

Peace through education

Peace through education

A NORHED project at NMBU, 'Democratic and economic governance and peace building in South Sudan and Ethiopia' works with the University of Juba. Two of the project's PhD students are currently at Noragric.

Detecting heart attacks in advance

Detecting heart attacks in advance

Imagine if a developing heart attack could be detected by combining ECGs with mathematical calculations. 

Using constructed wetlands to treat wastewater in Nepal

Using constructed wetlands to treat wastewater in Nepal

Constructed wetlands provide a cheap purification method suitable for use in cities.

Terrorist attack in Paris

Terrorist attack in Paris

 It is with great horror that we again learn of terrorist attacks in France and Paris. NMBU wishes to express our deepest sympathies to our 42 French students, employees and your families.

 

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret.

Partners ready for Foods of Norway

Partners ready for Foods of Norway

September marks the official opening of Foods of Norway where researchers and industry partners will collaborate on how Norway’s extensive bioresources can provide a basis for novel feed ingredients. 

NMBU wants to help!

NMBU wants to help!

NMBU has launched a campaign in support of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The goal is to collect 150,000 NOK over the course of two months. Please help us in showing our support to refugees!

Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful

Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful

China's boycott of Norwegian salmon has affected Chinese consumers more than Norwegian salmon exporters.

NMBU Researcher winner of the Queen’s Award

NMBU Researcher winner of the Queen’s Award

Associate professor Douglas Sheil was June the 3rd given the Queen’s Award for Forestry for his extensive scientific work on forest management and conservation.

Urban birds are not smarter than birds living in the countryside

Urban birds are not smarter than birds living in the countryside

Bird species living in Oslo does not have bigger brains than species that prefer the countryside.

Does money make us happier?

Does money make us happier?

Surprisingly, the difference between poor and rich is not that great when it comes to happiness.

Seminar: Should we focus on sugar, starch or fat

Seminar: Should we focus on sugar, starch or fat

Human nutrition is in a paradigm shift, where dietary recommendations based on hypotheses which proved to be wrong, is to be changed. It's all about the conversion of carbohydrates into fat.

Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake in Nepal

The management at NMBU has an overview of students and staff at NMBU that are in the area, and have now made contact with everyone.

One minute silence against attack on universities

One minute silence against attack on universities

The European University Association invites and encourages all European universities to observe one minute’s silence on Monday 27 April 2015 (12:00 CET).

Pellets being produced like clockwork

Pellets being produced like clockwork

FôrTek saw a need to improve the production of animal feed and developed a completely new machine. The result will soon be exhibited at the world's largest animal feed fair.

The bacteria that steals DNA from its surroundings

The bacteria that steals DNA from its surroundings

Imagine that you easily and elegantly obtained the DNA from your surroundings that enabled you to grow wings. This is possible. Not for we humans, but for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Memorial ceremony for Kenya massacre

Memorial ceremony for Kenya massacre

"An attack on a university is an attack on all of us," NMBU's Rector said after a commemoration for the victims of last week’s deadly terrorist attack on a university in Kenya.

From aquatic nuisance to terrestrial blessing

From aquatic nuisance to terrestrial blessing

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient in all plant production, but phosphorus reserves are now being depleted at an ever quicker rate. This is a threat to food safety.

NMBU to coordinate EU-funded research project on policing post-conflict areas

NMBU to coordinate EU-funded research project on policing post-conflict areas

NMBU-coordinated research on police reform in post-conflict areas such as Afghanistan receives Horizon 2020 funding from the EU.

Jam making the Norwegian-Bosnian way

Jam making the Norwegian-Bosnian way

Did you know that jam and biscuit making can lead to a PhD?

Conference: PlantBio 2014

Conference: PlantBio 2014

The Norwegian PlantBio 2014 Conference takes place on 3 - 4 November 2014, at Quality Airport Hotel Gardermoen, Norway

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